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A telomere is a region of repetitive DNA at the end of a chromosome, which protects the end of the chromosome from deterioration.
Researchers identify effective drug combinations for malignant brain tumor in mice

Researchers identify effective drug combinations for malignant brain tumor in mice

Telomere shortening in adulthood is not caused by smoking, say researchers

Telomere shortening in adulthood is not caused by smoking, say researchers

Study: Smoking does not shorten the length of telomeres

Study: Smoking does not shorten the length of telomeres

Researchers identify new mechanism for accessing damaged DNA

Researchers identify new mechanism for accessing damaged DNA

Unsupportive parenting may have negative health implications for children, study suggests

Unsupportive parenting may have negative health implications for children, study suggests

Researchers discover unexpected survival mechanism of a subset of cancer cells

Researchers discover unexpected survival mechanism of a subset of cancer cells

Physician training makes doctors' DNA to age six times faster than normal

Physician training makes doctors' DNA to age six times faster than normal

Oxidative stress acts directly on telomeres to hasten cellular aging, study reveals

Oxidative stress acts directly on telomeres to hasten cellular aging, study reveals

Study finds no major epigenetic differences between space astronaut and his earthbound twin brother

Study finds no major epigenetic differences between space astronaut and his earthbound twin brother

Maternal smoking and pre-eclampsia may affect fertility of offspring

Maternal smoking and pre-eclampsia may affect fertility of offspring

People born with short telomeres found to have short-lived immune system cells

People born with short telomeres found to have short-lived immune system cells

Study shows how cooperative breeding could increase lifespan

Study shows how cooperative breeding could increase lifespan

Study: Female birds have longer, healthier lifespan when they have help raising offspring

Study: Female birds have longer, healthier lifespan when they have help raising offspring

Medical treatment for gestational diabetes could prevent long-term complications in children

Medical treatment for gestational diabetes could prevent long-term complications in children

Cellular recycling process may prevent cancer initiation, finds study

Cellular recycling process may prevent cancer initiation, finds study

Researchers gain new insights into pediatric tumors

Researchers gain new insights into pediatric tumors

Biological aging caused by cancer treatments correlates with cognitive decline

Biological aging caused by cancer treatments correlates with cognitive decline

Meditation, music may change biomarkers of cellular aging and Alzheimer’s disease in older adults

Meditation, music may change biomarkers of cellular aging and Alzheimer’s disease in older adults

Researchers uncover secret of immortality mechanism in aggressive glioblastoma

Researchers uncover secret of immortality mechanism in aggressive glioblastoma

RUDN biochemists describe previously unknown mechanism of autoimmunity regulation

RUDN biochemists describe previously unknown mechanism of autoimmunity regulation